The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - Why Satisfying Is Not Often Smart
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Got a link to a place that summarizes all of this? If she bought it herself, rather than him buying it for her as she implied, then he's a douchebag.
Will try to find it. Jezebel is a bitch to search these days since they changed their interface.
So....taking it is stealing, but taking it and destroying it is okay? No logic there.
Is it weird that part of my reaction was that, given the waste, clearly the father suffers from the same entitled upbringing as the daughter? I mean, I had assumed he had bought the computer for her, and if it had been me and I had acted up enough to make my parents do such a thing (and my parents are more reasonable so I would have had to be pretty bad), they probably would have just given my computer to someone less well off than me who would appreciate it better, especially since they sank the money in it anyway. He basically said, "I sank money into your computer, and I have no value in it except to wave it over your head."
Nope. Don't think it's weird at all.
It is a little weird. (his reaction, not yours.)
But its simple-he was pissed, he wanted to break something.
And maybe, even if it was on an unconscious level, maybe he wanted to scare her.
Guy is an idiot. Under law what he did is not only theft, but a whole slew of other criminal acts.
Not neccesarilly. Kids under 18 work the parents can take their money. Minors don't have much rights.
|Date:||February 13th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)|| |
..but destroying it is fine? How is THAT not stealing?
Legally it's completely theft. She gave him the computer with the understanding that he would do an IT update on it and return it to her in reasonable condition. Then he intentionally destroyed it. It's theft pure and simple. Dude just doesn't know the law.
|Date:||February 13th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 14th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)|| |
Police saying no laws have been broken again just makes me believe that this video is faked, that everything leading up to it is completely false.
I mean, maybe there's more fact out there about it that proves me wrong but laws have obviously been broken here and the police claim they haven't?
Why not give it to that cleaning lady you respect so much? Seems fairer than just breaking it.
Because the dad doesn't understand the legal definition of "theft" and would consider that stealing.